Investment Professionals

Eric Liaw

Eric Liaw

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Eric Liaw joined Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) in 2011. He is focused primarily on later-stage investments in high growth companies across a variety of sectors including enterprise software, Internet, and mobile. Eric serves as a Board Director or Observer for IVP portfolio companies AdRoll, The Honest Company, Mindbody, OnDeck, RetailMeNot (SALE), Supercell, Wikia, and ZipRecruiter and led IVP's investment in Klarna. He previously served as a Board Director for Dropcam (Nest) and was actively involved with DeNA, HomeAway (AWAY), MarkMonitor (TRI), and Varolii (NUAN).

Prior to joining IVP, Eric was with Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) where he completed minority and control investments in private and public companies across the Internet and software sectors. Eric was actively involved in originating, executing and managing a number of investments, including: Adknowledge, Altiris (acquired by Symantec), eHarmony, Fandango (acquired by Comcast), Global Market Insite (acquired by WPP), Intelligent Beauty, Netflix (NFLX), TechTarget (TTGT), Tiny Prints (acquired by Shutterfly), Webroot Software, and Zillow (Z).

Earlier in his career, Eric was a member of Morgan Stanley's Technology Investment Banking Group. During his time at Morgan Stanley, Eric was involved in strategic and financing transactions valued at over $4 billion for clients across multiple technology sectors, including C|Net, Crystal Decisions, JD Edwards, Hewlett-Packard, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and others. Eric also held technical and marketing positions with Trend Micro and Canon Software Publishing.

Eric holds a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Computer Science and an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering, both from Stanford University.

Eric's recent writing:

  • Blog Post: Zipping Right Along… ZipRecruiter Raises $63 million from IVP to Accelerate Growth - 8/26/2014
  • Blog Post: Dropcam + Nest = Connecting You to Your Home - 6/22/2014
  • Blog Post: Big Market, Deep Technology And A Great Team – That’s How IVP (Ad)Rolls - 4/21/2014
  • Blog Post: Congratulations to our friends at Supercell! - 10/16/2013
  • Contact

    Email: eliaw@ivp.com